Political Parties


Election of 10th Dec 1832 to 8th Jan, 1833
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 4035 Elected
Liberal (2) 3850 Elected
Conservative 1519

More information about the 1833 General Election is available here.

Election of 2nd Jun, 1834
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 1932 Elected
Conservative 1401 Elected
Liberal (2) 480

This was a by-election.

Election of 23rd Jun, 1834
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 6th Jan 1835 to 6th Feb, 1835
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 2963 Elected
Liberal (2) 2858 Elected
Conservative (1) 1716
Conservative (2) 1608

More information about the 1835 General Election is available here.

Election of 30th Apr, 1835
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 24th Jul 1837 to 18th Aug, 1837
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 0 Elected
Liberal (2) 0 Elected

More information about the 1837 General Election is available here.

Election of 4th Jun, 1839
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 23rd Jan, 1840
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 29th Jun 1841 to 22nd Jul, 1841
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 0 Elected
Liberal (2) 0 Elected

More information about the 1841 General Election is available here.

Election of 13th Jul, 1846
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 15th Jul, 1846
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 1735 Elected
Liberal (2) 832 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 29th Jul 1847 to 26th Aug, 1847
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 2063 Elected
Liberal (2) 1854 Elected
Liberal (3) 1477
Conservative 980

More information about the 1847 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Dec, 1847
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 7th Jul 1852 to 31st Jul, 1852
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 1872 Elected
Liberal (2) 1754 Elected
Liberal (3) 1559
Conservative 1065
Liberal (4) 625

More information about the 1852 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Feb, 1856
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 2429 Elected
Liberal (2) 1786 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 27th Mar 1857 to 24th Apr, 1857
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 0 Elected
Liberal (2) 0 Elected

More information about the 1857 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Apr 1859 to 18th May, 1859
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 0 Elected
Liberal (2) 0 Elected

More information about the 1859 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Jun, 1859
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 11th Jul 1865 to 24th Jul, 1865
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 4354 Elected
Liberal (2) 4148 Elected
Liberal (3) 3797
Liberal (4) 3723

More information about the 1865 General Election is available here.

Election of 17th Nov 1868 to 7th Dec, 1868
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 0 Elected
Liberal (2) 0 Elected

More information about the 1868 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Jan 1874 to 17th Feb, 1874
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 11431 Elected
Liberal (2) 8749 Elected
Liberal (3) 6218
Conservative 5713

More information about the 1874 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar 1880 to 27th Apr, 1880
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 17807 Elected
Liberal (2) 17301 Elected
Conservative 5651

More information about the 1880 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Jan, 1881
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 11390 Elected
Liberal (2) 3940

This was a by-election.

Election of 24th Aug, 1881
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 4th Nov, 1882
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 8455 Elected
Liberal (2) 7718

This was a by-election.


The election result data we hold includes over three hundred party labels, so we have simplified them to these seven simple categories. Of course, most candidates in most elections, and almost every candidate who won, was standing for one of the main parties, but an enormous range of labels have been used by one or two candidates. These groupings have been defined based almost entirely on the party labels, rather than detailed research into party policies, but including words like 'Labour' or 'Conservative' in ...


your party label says a lot about where you stand, and even more about the people voting for you. 'Left' means broadly speaking candidates to the left of the Liberal or Labour parties, 'Right' candidates to the right of the Conservatives. 'Nationalist' means any kind of nationalist, even including Isle of Wight nationalists.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Edinburgh PBCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12743464/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 21st November 2018